Protecting innovation is critical for those seeking to maximize the potential of new products and processes. At Nixon Peabody, we help businesses safeguard their innovations through patents. Our Patents practice assists clients in maximizing the revenue generated by their products and processes by providing a full range of services related to patent procurement. Since 2010, the efforts of Nixon Peabody’s patent practice have resulted in the issuance of more than 2,100 patents and the filing of 4,420 new patent applications in the United States.
Patent procurement services
- Strategic portfolio management
- Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, both in the United States and internationally
- Conducting patentability and validity studies
- Correcting errors in issued patents
- Conducting patent interference proceedings and new post grant actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Preparing infringement analysis and opinions
- Licensing and assignments
As one of the leading patent procurement law firms in the U.S., Nixon Peabody has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Our patent prosecution attorneys are among the most experienced in handling interference procedures, the current inter partes procedure used in the USPTO to determine priority among competing applications to patent the same invention. Our attorneys also have substantial experience in prosecuting reissue applications and reexaminations of issued United States patents. Our attorneys are at the forefront of patent reform—monitoring changes and preparing our clients for how the America Invents Act will impact their patent strategy.
The hands-on patent experience of our attorneys and agents is complemented by their rich technical educations and industry experience in a variety of engineering fields, including:
- Life sciences
- Computer software
Worldwide patent protection
We regularly act as U.S. counsel in intellectual property matters for companies in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. Nixon Peabody’s international intellectual property team has established personal, longstanding relationships with companies and attorneys throughout the world, particularly in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Germany, that help them understand the different local economic and legal motivations driving companies in each of these jurisdictions. We also help U.S. companies secure intellectual property rights abroad through a well-established, worldwide network of legal experts.
- Attorneys, Tech Transfer Pros Offer Their Take on How to Address New Rules under AIA
Technology Transfer Tactics | March 1, 2013
Boston partner and Patents practice co-leader Ron Eisenstein discusses new key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).
- Top 40 Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law
Los Angeles Business Journal | October 29, 2012
Los Angeles Patents partner Seth Levy is profiled in this special section highlighting “Who’s Who” in intellectual property in the region.
- EXTRA! EXTRA! En Banc Federal Circuit Overrules Its Precedent on Induced Infringement
IP Today | October 16, 2012
Authored by Chicago intellectual property partner Paul Kitch and Chicago intellectual property litigation associate Jason Kunze, this article discusses the law concerning induced infringement of patented methods. Click here to download the article.